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Prem League will NOT be completed

FA chairman Greg Clarke has told Premier League chiefs that he believes the domestic season will not be completed due to the coronavirus outbreak, leaving the futures of clubs both on and off the pitch in limbo.

Clarke was in attendance at Friday morning's emergency meeting as the Premier League, EFL and the Women's Super League were suspended until April 3 in response to the worrying growth of coronavirus cases in the game.

That April date already looks unstable, with Clarke telling the league that he expects that the domestic season will not be complete, the Times reports.

The Independent reports that football authorities in England and on the continent are bracing themselves for a total shutdown of the game until at least September, which would present a huge pause in time as it stands.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by 14 to West Ham (U20729)
posted 20 minutes ago
comment by RED666👺. (U6562)
posted 13 hours, 52 minutes ago
comment by Holland's big brother Europe (U1250)
posted 1 day, 5 hours ago
Dutch FA sees an option in completing it with two matches per week, if there is enough time left.

Or play into May June, but only if the Euros are delayed till next year.

It all depends on when its relatively safe to go back to normal.
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Hang on!? One minute you’re saying the season is cancelled now there’s options.. make your fecking mind up!
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Season is finished
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Shut up

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

I think that the only way that the season gets finished now is behind closed doors. As the government's plan is to herd immunise, I think that they will allow football to continue behind closed doors. I don't think that they will allow fans to return to games, as although they do want the majority of the population to catch the virus, they want to be able to control the rate that it spreads as much as possible.

If the government decides that they aren't going to let any football happen for the next 4 months, then the season is over and I expect it to be called null and void.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by Elvis: King of Cult (U7425)
posted 4 minutes ago
I think that the only way that the season gets finished now is behind closed doors. As the government's plan is to herd immunise, I think that they will allow football to continue behind closed doors. I don't think that they will allow fans to return to games, as although they do want the majority of the population to catch the virus, they want to be able to control the rate that it spreads as much as possible.

If the government decides that they aren't going to let any football happen for the next 4 months, then the season is over and I expect it to be called null and void.
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If the approach is herd immunity, you’d expect to see a decent proportion of the players end up with Coronavirus surely.

And although it isn’t killing young people, you can’t train or compete in elite professional sports if you’re infected.

I think the authorities would have to look at the squads across the league and know they were healthy enough, as well as decide it was safe enough for them to perform.

There won’t be any football until at the very earliest the scheduled start of next season IMO.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by rosso is done with this (U17054)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by Elvis: King of Cult (U7425)
posted 4 minutes ago
I think that the only way that the season gets finished now is behind closed doors. As the government's plan is to herd immunise, I think that they will allow football to continue behind closed doors. I don't think that they will allow fans to return to games, as although they do want the majority of the population to catch the virus, they want to be able to control the rate that it spreads as much as possible.

If the government decides that they aren't going to let any football happen for the next 4 months, then the season is over and I expect it to be called null and void.
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If the approach is herd immunity, you’d expect to see a decent proportion of the players end up with Coronavirus surely.

And although it isn’t killing young people, you can’t train or compete in elite professional sports if you’re infected.

I think the authorities would have to look at the squads across the league and know they were healthy enough, as well as decide it was safe enough for them to perform.

There won’t be any football until at the very earliest the scheduled start of next season IMO.
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That was my initial thought too Rosso.

Not so sure now though. I think that maybe it will happen behind closed doors. At least at national level. Wouldn't be surprised if the CL and Europa are cancelled with a view to getting the domestic leagues over the line.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

I saw something about the Italian, Spanish and German leagues working together and they will request that the Euros are cancelled tomorrow to give them time to complete their seasons.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by Firmino's Brightest Tooth (U1217)
posted 5 minutes ago
I saw something about the Italian, Spanish and German leagues working together and they will request that the Euros are cancelled tomorrow to give them time to complete their seasons.
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There is an article on the BBC about the Italian FA already confirming that this is what they will request.

The priority has to be to get the domestic leagues finished first. The cup and European competitions will have to go on the back burner for now.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Current expert estimates put the UK *peak* in 14 weeks, which would be back end of June.

But when will clubs be able to advise that their playing staff is:

A) Virus-free;
B) Back to health and full fitness and able to play;
C) Safe to play given infections across club staff, ground staff, officials, contractors and other third parties.

Nothing is happening, even behind closed doors, until t the autumn at the earliest.

posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago

comment by rosso is done with this (U17054)
posted 3 minutes ago
Current expert estimates put the UK *peak* in 14 weeks, which would be back end of June.

But when will clubs be able to advise that their playing staff is:

A) Virus-free;
B) Back to health and full fitness and able to play;
C) Safe to play given infections across club staff, ground staff, officials, contractors and other third parties.

Nothing is happening, even behind closed doors, until t the autumn at the earliest.
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I disagree. I think we'll be up and running behind closed doors by August.

posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

Uefa announced it is committed to completing European and domestic seasons by 30 June at the latest.

ie the season is over.

Like I said earlier Ziyech is not playing out meaningless games in erisvidsie on 20k a week in July when he has signed to Chelsea on July 1 for 200k

posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by 14 to West Ham (U20729)
posted 1 hour, 44 minutes ago
Uefa announced it is committed to completing European and domestic seasons by 30 June at the latest.

ie the season is over.

Like I said earlier Ziyech is not playing out meaningless games in erisvidsie on 20k a week in July when he has signed to Chelsea on July 1 for 200k
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Even if he wanted to, Chelsea could hold him to his contract to show up at the first day of work. Ajax would have little so say.

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